I want to thank everyone for the very kind comments and emails I received regarding Elaina and our family. We cherished every one of them and read each one of them together as a family. I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful blogging “family”. Family really IS everything. That sign hangs in my home above the door to our downstairs. I pass under it at least a hundred times a day! It’s my friendly little reminder as I’m running downstairs to do the laundry! Wink. Wink.
No really, I feel so fortunate to have been able to spend Christmas with my family. We went to my in-laws’ on Thursday night. We celebrated with them and came home Friday night. My dad and my sister (of course Scooter) spent Christmas with us. AND my SIL, her husband and my baby niece stayed the night with us Christmas night!! We had a full house that night! Heather, Troy and Mayella (my SIL, BIL and niece) live is Southern California, so it was an extra special Christmas to have them with us too!! Mayella, isn’t that the prettiest name? She’s the most beautiful little baby too. She is named after Scott and Heather’s grandma. Mayella is 10 months old and is already walking! She was so much fun. She sure kept us busy. I have forgotten how NOT childproof my home was! Elaina and Alyssa were the best big cousins EVER! They had a ball with their new little cousin!
Unfortunately, I got sick over Christmas. I think it was all the craziness before Christmas just finally caught up with me. I spent Sunday sleeping ALL day! I apologize for my little absence from blogging, but I just couldn’t pull myself together until Monday night. I still have a horrid sore throat and body aches, but no fever now. I’m trying to catch up with every one’s blogs! Wow, a few days away and I feel so lost!
Not a lot of sewing around here still. I did work a bit on my “Hop To It” BOM. Sitting and stitching was about the only sewing I was up for. I think my sewing machine thinks I’ve abandoned ship. Here is block 6…
Something about stitching wool is so soothing and therapeutic. I started on my next block too. I need to get moving on this project. I want to have all my blocks done by the time I go on my quilt retreat the first weekend in February. Today, I’m planning on starting my Le Petite project. It’s so cute! Not really sure if I’ll make this deadline, but hopefully!!!